In this episode, I discuss one of my core coaching philosophies, and why I believe that it is much more effective to chase practical training strategies for hikers (as opposed to what might be considered 'optimal')
In this episode, I interview expert coach Katie, who specialises in helping outdoor enthusiasts build strength so that have the confidence to conquer their next adventure.
Inside she shares some great insights around her philosophies around training, training for hiking, snowboarding and climbing, weight loss and much, much more.
In this episode, I interview veteran hiker and a fantastic women's health and fitness coach, Kaye
Inside we discuss her background in hiking, how she prepares for her challenging adventures and we explore her specialty in coaching, how she helps women stop the diet guilt while still enjoying chocolate.
This episode is jam packed with great advice for any hiker, backpacker or trekker out there who is on a weight loss journey, and who needs a bit of help with self compassion.
Today I want to share with you one of the founding beliefs of Summit Strength, and something which forms the foundation of everything I do with my training for hiking.
In this episode, I talk through a simple checklist a hiker, backpacker, thru-hiker or trekker can use if they struggle with lower back pain.
When it comes to training for mountaineering, most mountaineers are familiar with training their 'big mover' muscles.
Muscles like their quadriceps, their glutes, their hamstring and their calves.
These guys get the majority of focus in a mountaineers strength training and for good reason!
They are definitely where you should be putting most of your work and attention. But around those big moving muscles, there are several smaller muscles which often get neglected by mountaineers.
In this episode, I interview Seane Pieper, founder of Himalayan Guiding Australia, and he talks about his experience with Summit Strength and how he trained and prepared to tackle an 8000m peak in Nepal.
When it comes to physical preparation for mountaineers, mobility is often completely overlooked.
Which is a shame. Because if certain joints don't have the range of motion they prefer, then it can cause many compensations through the body.
Which can often contribute to discomfort, pain and injury.
And while aerobic conditioning and strength training should be two of the big blocks in any mountaineers preparation...
You would be crazy to ignore mobility!
And today specifically, I want to talk about ankle mobility.
In this episode, I interview Sarah Maurer, also known as Miss Adventure Pants, who is a body-positive endurance sports coach who works with hikers, mountaineers and trail runners.
In this episode, I discuss the benefits of foam rolling for hikers, as well as how a hiker can use different tools for rolling, to find the right intensity for themselves.
Rowan is a personal trainer who specialises in training for hiking, trekkers and mountaineers for their bucket list adventures.
Summit Strength is a personal training for hiking service created specifically to help hikers have the best chance of a safe, enjoyable and successful adventure.